never let go of your summer glow

holly tan pool surf shell

At last! I’ve finally found the best self tanning product out there. Yes, I use self tanning lotion..but hey, at least I’m not at the tanning bed!

One of my least favorite things about winter is the steady decline of my natural tan from being home in the summer. I usually just deal with it, and attempt one or two products that leave my sheets orange and make me look like an orange zebra after a sweaty workout. Not to mention, they usually smell bad!

The other day I purchased the new St. Tropez ‘In Shower’ Gradual Tan. So far, after using it for a few days, I’m hooked! It leaves a streak free, minimal odor, summer glow that builds with each use. It takes only three minutes out of your shower routine–how easy! I have always been a fan of the St. Tropez line, especially their original instant tan mousse. The ladies at Sephora said that the shower gel is great for a base tan, and the mousse is good to build on top for that instant tan you might need before an event.

I highly recommend this new product. I’m excited to see how it works out throughout the winter! Although, the thought of winter itself does not sound exciting…especially with summer around the corner in beautiful Sydney!


(my heart breaks a little every time I see this)

wish you were here


I can’t believe how quickly summer is going by! I’ve been so wrapped up in my routine that I’ve hardly kept up with my blog. I can’t believe that I’m leaving in 2 weeks for Australia! It’s going to be the experience of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted a lot more than I have been the past few months : )

Here’s a few shots I’ve captured this summer. I lucked out with this awesome South Florida weather! Happy Monday everyone!  


For months I’ve been dying to try acro yoga, aerial yoga, and to get back on my paddle board for SUP yoga–lucky for me, I got to do them all within four days! My friend Natalie visited for the week and she was the best guest I could ever ask for! She kept me constantly busy, venturing out and trying new things. I had so much fun showing her all of my favorite restaurants and outdoor activities as well! She and I made many new friends through each of our workshops and classes too!

These yoga classes are popping up everywhere. It’s such a fun group activity, or even a fun date! I found it very interesting (and true!) when Kyle, the acro instructor, explained how we live in a closed-off society where touching and close contact are not comfortable to many people. Now, I’m not saying let’s all just walk super close and hug every stranger, it’s more about developing intimate relationships and being open to people you may not initially associate yourself with. I think that is so important–why simply look past someone when they could become your closest friend? We are all here for the same reason, right? We all want happiness, and we all want to be loved–so why shouldn’t we all help each other achieve that goal by being friendly and open?

With that, I challenge you to try one (or all!) of these classes. Maybe even try going alone, you can partner up, swing next to, or wipe out in the water with a total stranger. You could have such a memorable experience with new friends, or mix it up with some of your friends now. They are so fun and surprisingly easier than they look!

Here are some pictures from our upside down adventures this past week : )  




Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Yoga’s Flying Fitness class–so fun (and funny!)



SUP yoga with Blueline! Natalie and I got our handstands too…almost!



druzy dreaming

What’s more exciting than getting a package in the mail?  When it’s a beautifully wrapped handmade gift!  I recently ordered these green druzy studs from Meredith Brooke on Etsy and love them!  She has the cutest handmade products, I can’t wait to buy some more for friends. I just love the cute pom pom wrapping and her colorful logo–I just had to share with you all : )

I love to support local businesses whenever I can, I’m actually working with a carpenter through Etsy to make a new media console in my room! Details to come!